Wry, sexy, entertaining, and bittersweet? We’ll see about that. Liz W. Garcia‘s upcoming dramedy The Lifeguard is set to hit theaters next month, and as you already see from our title – today we’re here to share the very first trailer for the whole thing. I’m not impressed, but hey – if you’re Kristen Bell‘s fan, then I’m sure you’re going to enjoy…
And here’s why. The movie (which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival) revolves around Bell’s character – a reporter named Leigh who leaves her life in New York City to go back home to get her high school job as a lifeguard.
Picking up right where her teen halcyon days left off, she moves into her old room with her parents, hangs out with friends who never left town, and reclaims her high school job as a condo-complex lifeguard. But as Leigh enjoys shirking off adult life and responsibilities, and enters into an illicit affair, she begins a chain reaction that affects those closest to her.
In other words, the drama-part of the story starts when Leigh (about to turn 30-years-old) begins a relationship with a troubled 16-year-old.
Beside Bell, the rest of The Lifeguard cast includes Mamie Gummer, Joshua Harto, Amy Madigan, Alex Shaffer and Martin Starr, and as we said at the beginning – the movie is set to hit limited theaters on August 30th, 2013.